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Stronger Legislation may be needed to deal with Illegal Encampments on the Curragh

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) said that legislative change may be needed to more fully address the issue of illegal encampments on the Curragh Plains.  This follows discussions he has had with Gardai and Department of Defence officials in recent weeks as a number of recent encampments were dealt with.

“Illegal […]

Legislation Passed to Reduce Bankruptcy Period to 1 Year

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South has welcomed the passing of legislation in the Dail this week by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to reduce the period of Bankruptcy to one year.  The Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2015 which seeks to modernize and streamline the bankruptcy procedure passed all stages of […]

Date set for Magee Barracks Sale

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Deputy Martin Heydon has received confirmation from Department of Defence officials that a date has been set for the Auction to sell Magee Barracks. This comes after the sales process was confirmed a number of months ago.

“The public auction to sell Magee Barracks will take place on Thursday 11th February. […]

Heydon seeks Clarification on Progress of Commercial Broadband Providers

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has this week sought clarification from Minister for Communications and Energy Alex White of the progress being made by private broadband operators Eir and ESB in rolling out high fibre broadband to regional towns and villages and rural areas around the Country.  Deputy Heydon was speaking in […]

Cutting costs for retailers in time for Christmas

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the reduction in fees for retailers accepting payment by debit and credit cards. The cost for retailers of accepting card payments is being halved from this week, following the implementation of the announcement by the Minister for Finance in the Budget 2016 speech.

“The number of people […]

Taoiseach leads Briefing for Kildare Business Community

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South welcomed the Taoiseach, Tanaiste and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton to the Keadeen Hotel yesterday (Wednesday) to meet members of the Kildare Business Community as part as a post budget briefing and update on the Action Plan for Jobs.


“As we begin to focus on what needs to […]